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Environmental Science Class Creates Field Guide

Semester-long project maps the Mountainside's extraordinarily diverse environment

At the conclusion of a semester-long project, Darrow's Environmental Science class has produced an extensive field guide to the many biodiversity hotspots on the School's Mountainside campus. The comprehensive 42-page guide maps and details the wide range of environments found on school grounds, including damp forests, the Tannery Pond, the Shaker Swamp, the maple sugar bush, the Living Machine, as well as gardens, streams, and other habitats. The guide includes in-depth descriptions of plant and animal life, as well as original photographs, illustrations, and even poetry describing each hotspot.

Watch the video to see science teacher Leah Penniman and the guide's editors, Max '20 and Tench '20, describe their mission and journey through the project-based learning assignment. You can download the field guide below.

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